The ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac are once again reigning supreme. They’re in their prime and delivering explosive season after season. They can’t do anything wrong. Things are already heating up on the sixth season of the franchise. Gizelle Bryant & Karen Huger are destined to be frenemies until the end of time. The level of vitriol between the pair is palpable.
Wendy Osefo underwent quite the second season glow up, and she is SERVING us. Her “nude interlude” on the premiere episode also introduced viewers to Mia Thornton. She’s already radiating messy and delusional vibes, so this should be good. She also serves as a genuine ally for Karen which The Grand Dame desperately needs. It’ll be interesting to see how she continues to vibe with the women. Who will she rub the wrong way first?
We’ve seen the teasers. We’ve read the stories. The divorce of Erika Jayne from Tom Girardi is far more complex than she’s led as to believe. The truth is starting to unravel this week. and the ladies are finally getting to react. What did she know? Did she know anything at all? Is their divorce a sham? These are the questions on everyone’s lips following all of these new developments. Only two people know the cold hard truth; Erika & Tom.
On last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, things got nasty. The feud between Crystal Kung Minkoff & Sutton Stracke reached volcanic level animosity. It’s devolved to the point of no return. They can’t stand each other. However, for some reason they keep come back for more rounds. It’s a never ending feud, but it keeps on giving. They’re destined to fight until the end of time, but it’s entertaining as hell.
Snooze. Bored. Those are two words that come to mind to describe this season of The Real Housewives of New York. It feels like nothing has happened this season. The only thing to note is the weekly educational lesson we get from Eboni K. Williams. These women are on a trip to Salem, and it feels like a dark spell has been cast on us. This isn’t the show we know and love. This is a shell of what it used to be. Something needs to happen to liven this season up.
Bershan Shaw has been a pleasant addition so far. It’s not enough though. Something needs to change because this is NOT it. Fans have turned on Leah McSweeney. People seemingly blame her for being part of the downfall. However, can this really be attributed to one person? Dropping Leah or firing long time cast member Ramona Singer is not the way to approach this. Maybe the Salem trip will take a turn and not feel like watching school on TV.
At the end of last week’s Below Deck Mediterranean, we didn’t even know if the primary guests’ upcoming wedding was even going to happen. Quick recap: the entire charter had been one disaster after another. The crew was operating on pure adrenaline while still getting their sea legs under them. The whole first charter was leading up to one thing: a Mediterranean wedding officiated by Captain Sandy Yawn. And the crew did get things more under control by the second day. But then the soon-to-be bride and groom started fighting. The argument escalated to the point that the groom called off the wedding, storming out of the cabin and leaving and eavesdropping Katie Flood scampering for cover.
The fight carries into the rest of the night. (Though it’s unclear whether the bride ever made good on her threat to call her fiancé’s mother. I need to know.) Lexi Wilson is left to eavesdrop on the argument during the late shift. And by the time everyone heads to bed, it’s unclear what will happen the following day. Holy matrimony is officially up in the air, people. Bright and early the next morning, the mood has quieted to an angry simmer. The tension during breakfast is palpable. The groom is overcompensating with jokes while the bride sits silently, brooding over her eggs Benedict. Finally, Katie‘s forced to break the ice and ask if the crew’s planning a wedding. The couple tersely agrees to a sunset ceremony.
BAYBAY! The Real Housewives Of Potomac are FINALLY back on our screens. We truly don’t deserve this group of dynamic women, but somehow we remain eternally blessed. Last season got dark and heavy following the physical altercation between Candiace Dillard Bassett & Monique Samuels. However, the latter won’t be returning this season, so perhaps it will be a much lighter vibe. Although they do NOT play in the P.
Besides Mo, all of the previous cast members are returning for another season of fun and drama. Longtime frenemies Karen Huger & Gizelle Bryant are likely going to be at each other’s throats again. Undoubtedly there will be drama with Ashley Darby & her controversial Aussie husband Michael Darby. Robyn Dixon is there too! Mia Thornton is making her debut. She better be fabulous. Sadly for Gizelle, Wendy Osefo is also back and NOT here for her games.
Crystal Kung Minkoff & Sutton Stracke. That’s it. Period. These two are carrying this season of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. It doesn’t even matter how petty it is. They’re giving us classic Housewives squabbles over nonsense, and that’s what has been missing for years. One argument spirals into another, and it becomes a never ending feud. No matter which side you find yourself on, you can’t deny they’re carrying it all.
Hopefully on this all new episode, some new developments emerge regarding Erika Jayne’s divorce. She’s divulging more than we ever expected her to, but there are so many lingering questions. The more she reveals, the more off the wall the marriage seems. It’s starting to sound like she was never truly happy in her role as Tom Girardi’s wife. However, one has to wonder if there is much more to this divorce than currently meets the eye.
It’s time for The Real Housewives Of New York to get spooky! The women are off to Salem for their second trip of the season. Leah McSweeney’s chosen Salem as their next destination because why not? It’s the most on brand choice possible for the edgy sophomore Housewife. This sort of trip might not sit well with the more conservative women of the group like Ramona Singer, but it sounds like a blast.
Despite the witchy fun in store for everyone, there are still issues lingering in the group. Eboni K. Williams has rubbed many of the women the wrong way with her educational moments. She should be trying to get to know a new group of ladies, but that’s now how they’re feeling for the most part. To them, it all feels a little too preachy when all they want to do is have fun. She’s risking never fitting in with the group if she doesn’t dial it back a little.
Wow, the season premiere of Below Deck Mediterranean was an unmitigated disaster, huh? Captain Sandy Yawn readily admitted she pretty much failed on the first night of the season. Like, we’re talking falling flat on her face (much to the delight of many a viewer, I would presume). The weather was terrible. Chef Mathew Shea jumped ship at the first sign of stress. Therefore, the food, cooked by the rest of the crew, was atrocious. (Shout-out to the commenters who reminded me that Malia White played sous chef all season last year. That ability to help in the kitchen must’ve gone overboard with Tom Checketts…) The demanding guests were unforgiving. The whole thing really couldn’t have gone worse.
So now the main question is…can the crew right the proverbial ship? Or will it sink before the season’s even left the dock? In the aftermath of that terrible dinner, the answer to that question is uncertain. The guests got sloshed in order to choke down the food they were served. And although primary Terez is still throwing a tantrum in her cabin, everyone else seems to be in a (drunkenly) decent mood. One of the guests even insists on making chief stew Katie Flood do an “airplane” like a six-year-old. That seems like it would cross a line about appropriate treatment of the crew, but anything to save the tip, I guess?